Sun risk muddle

JUST as temperatures across Sunraysia begin to heat up heading into summer, new data from a Cancer Council Victoria survey shows more than a third of Vic­torians do not know the correct indicator of sunburn risk, putting themselves and their families at risk of sun damage and ultimately skin cancer.

SunSmart has issued a warning following revelations that one in three adults don’t understand the cause of sunburn.

SunSmart has issued a warning following revelations that one in three adults don’t understand the cause of sunburn.

The survey found 22 per cent of Victorian adults aged 18-39 incorrectly selected temperature as the most useful measure to calculate sunburn risk for the day, while 

8 per cent thought cloud cover, wind conditions or humidity were sunburn indicators, and 9 per cent didn’t know which measure to use.

Just 61 per cent were able to correctly identify the sun protection times or UV level as the best measure to determine sunburn risk.

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